Posted by Dean Dysart [126.96.36.199] on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 13:52:43 :
The latch levers are loose on the spring loaded sliding rod due to the riveted ends being warn. So when I pushed down on the lever the tang side rotated up and away from the striker. The tang never would clear the bottom of the striker.
I inserted a large screwdriver in and on the bottom of the rod at the lever contact and pushed down on the screwdriver. This action allowed the latch lever to clear and latch.
I am hoping that the lacing will relax over time and not take up so much space.
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